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About the Course

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:

Top reviews

Jun 21, 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!

Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)

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By Aoise M

Oct 22, 2020

Very interesting course, I learned so much and enjoyed it a lot!

By Leidy A

Sep 30, 2020

Great course. I liked the way my teacher was teaching the theory

By Prakriti B

Sep 13, 2020

A good introduction to the American food consumption environment

By Ayla K

Aug 20, 2020

Excellent course...and instructor method of teaching is amazing.

By Wendy G Y

Jul 4, 2020

¡ Améee esté curso ! Definitivamente el primero de muuuchosss <3

By Rochelle S

Jul 1, 2020

Really insightful. Well designed videos which makes learning fun

By Elizabeth R D

May 5, 2020

Me encanto como en en tan poco tiempo pudo aprender demasiado.🤗


Apr 21, 2020

I really enjoyed learning this course. I am totally statisfied.!

By Dinnah Z

Apr 16, 2020

Estoy feliz de haber tomado este curso lo recomiendo es exelente

By Joanna F

Mar 21, 2020

Great reminder for everyone on how to shop, prepare and eat food

By Annageldi T

Feb 15, 2020

Very informative contents. Enjoyed every bit of it. Many thanks!

By Meenu J

Jan 4, 2020

It was amazing learning... looking forward to many more chances.

By Martin D

Jun 5, 2019

Great course to spike the awareness of people towards nutrition!

By Chertushkin M

Feb 15, 2019

Fantastic! Really cool course. Thanks, Maya Adam, for your work!


Feb 10, 2019

Great basic science course on Nutrition and Health for beginners

By Rashmi N

Sep 11, 2018

Loved it! Gives a much better understanding on how to eat right!

By Irelia L

Nov 30, 2017

Very basic and helpful. Will study senior courses from the team.

By Miguel C

Jul 30, 2017

Great course. Taught me the fundamentals of practical nutrition!

By Gabriela P F P

Jan 16, 2017

¡Excelente curso! Con contenido claro y preciso. ¡Lo recomiendo!

By Ayesha R S

Sep 22, 2016

A compact, to-the-point and well organised course for the basics

By Ravi M E

Aug 18, 2021

best course, wish every one learn this and apply in their life,

By Abhishek

May 20, 2021

it was explained in an Easy, understandable and convincing way


Mar 24, 2021

Its a very excellent course........well presented and educative

By Maria D

Feb 22, 2021

I totally enjoy this course & found very informative. Thank you

By Chiru P

Aug 25, 2020

I completed the course and recieved certificate at that instant